Saturday, June 30, 2012

{Recipe} Shrimp and Arugula Pasta

My boss at work gave me a version of this recipe two weeks ago and I finally got around to making it last week.  I made a few tweaks and it turned out perfectly.  I couldn't have asked for a better dinner and I can't wait to make it again.

You Need:

Your choice of pasta
One pound of shrimp
Two (big) handfuls of arugula 
1/2 cup pine nuts 
three lemons
one lime
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups of cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Three cloves of garlic
1/4 stick of butter
red pepper flakes (optional)

-  Marinate your shrimp in whatever marinade you want.  I did lemon and lime juice and salt and pepper.  Marinate it for around forty five minutes, or longer if you have the time.
-  Sautee your shrimp in 1/4 a cup of the olive oil, the juice of one of the lemons, the butter and some salt and pepper.  
-  add in the garlic and tomatoes
- turn off the stove and add the arugula (when it's still hot so the arugula wilts)
-  toast your pine nuts and add those
-  mix in the pasta
- add the rest of the olive oil, the juice of the lemons/ lime, salt, pepper, and the red pepper flakes as sort of a "dressing"
-  top with parmesan cheese if desired.

um, yum! xo


  1. this sounds delishious! going to try! thanks for your sweet encouragement about my grades. i need all the encouragement i can get :)


  2. So I'm done attacking your blog with comments, only because I saw this photo and now I feel the need to eat something..


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